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$25 Fine for On Campus Tobacco Use

As of Fall 2015, violators of the EKU Tobacco-Free Policy face an on-the-spot $25 fine issued by Parking & Transportation officers. The fine was instituted by President Benson to help increase compliance with the policy which was implemented in June, 2014. The policy covers use of tobacco in any form, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, smokeless tobacco as well as vaping.

Students Tweet Support of Tobacco-Free EKU

EKU Tobacco-Free Banner

More than 400 students tweeted, texted and posted statements supporting EKU's Tobacco-Free Policy at the Great American Smoke Out on November 20, 2016. The event was hosted by the Colonels Kick Butt Team. A commemorative banner was signed by those wanting to remember family and friends who were were lost due to tobacco. The banner was raised and hangs at Powell corner. 

EKU Staff Spend Cinco de Mayo Collecting Cigarette Butts

EKU staff participate in Cigarette Butt Pick-Up Event

Approximately 20 faculty and staff spent their Tuesday lunch hour cleaning cigarette butts from campus grounds during the Colonels Kick Butt Team's annual "Butt Pick-Up Event. Participants gathered 6.6 pounds of butts in just one hour. The amount is well below the 15 pounds collected during the first butt pick-up event in 2014.

Colonels Kick Butt Team Looking for New Members

The Colonels Kick Butt Team is looking for enthusiastic and involved people to join our administrative oversight team. This team was commissioned by President Benson to oversee the implementation of the Tobacco-Free Policy and its enforcement. Although much of the heavy lifting has already been done, some important issues remain to be tackled, the most important of which is policy enforcement.

Colonels Kick Butt & Chew Too

EKU students and staff recently showed their support for the tobacco-free policy by attending the Colonels Kick Butt & Chew Too event. Hundreds of students pledged to either quit using tobacco for 24 hours, quit forever, or support a quitter.

Media Coverage

EKU's tobacco-free initiative has appeared in the following media outlets: 

Eastern Progress: Eastern looks to go tobacco free next year

EKU Employees and Students Collect 15 Pounds of Butts

In an effort to create a more beautiful campus, EKU employees and students participated in a Colonels Kick Butt and Clean Up event on June 9, 2014. Twenty teams competed to collect the most littered butts across campus, resulting in a combined 15 pounds in one hour.

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